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Reincarnate - Cultural center

Project By: Maitraiyee Prabhudesai

Project Category: Student Project, Idea/Conceptual Project

The proposed design is a Cultural centre; situated at the confluence of the Krishna and Venna rivers, 5km east of Satara, Sangam Mahuli is a group of 18th and 19th century Hindu temples built in a typical Maratha style.

The context of the site is reflected in the project through the experience. The curved roofs, when looked at from a distance, represent the shikhar of the temple. Once you enter the structure, the central courtyard has a beam of light which acts as a guiding point, just like in a temple. Moreover, the steps that lead one to the amphitheater when compared to a temple, the central core always leads you to the outside; same ideology is applied here

The materials used for this structure is a combination of cement concrete with burnt bricks. The bricks help in creating a patterned jaali window or wall which admits diffused light at all times.

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